How did we end up here?
The short answer to that question is that we learned from an early age that there is more to life than serving ourselves and trying to gain the world. We credit our parents and church families for helping to shape us into the people we are today. As we mature and intentionally seek to serve God and the world, we see that he has been preparing us for “such a time as this” in Africa. Among other things, we both are family physicians and so look for opportunities to use our medical training for Kingdom purposes.
Transition from Mexico to Burundi
We’ve been living in Spring Arbor, Michigan for the last three years. We served in Mexico for over 4 years and expected that we would return there for several more years. When that door closed, we wondered what might be next. And so we’ve been waiting and listening. God has used family, friends, and an exploratory trip to confirm that our next adventure will be in Burundi. And so it begins again- learning a new language (French with a side of Kirundi), simplifying our home, and walking the kids through yet another transition. We’ll be helping teach medical students at Hope Africa University and keeping our eyes open for other plans God might have for us.
Flexible and Available
We readily admit that we aren’t perfect missionaries but we’ve learned a few things about flexibility and availability along the way. On good days, we’re standing before God with our hands and hearts open to receive what he offers and to give him all that we have. Thank you for partnering with us. We look forward to seeing how God works on this journey. Let us know how we can serve you as we walk together.